What's wrong with 'closing' ffs? 'Shuttering' is meaningless.
Amazon is shuttering three of its distribution centers. According to The Associated Press, the etailer/cloud-maker will close its centers in Munster, Indiana; Red Rock, Nevada; and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The Munster operation was opened as recently as 2007, but the company has since opened two other Indiana distribution …
I think that 'shuttering' may be used to imply that this is a protective act to maintain the store for future re-opening. (Shutters being a protective mechanism obviously). Then again, you'd put shutters up anyway to protect the store to maintain value for asset/property sale or because it's a condition of your lease when you close down the store. Then again, some of the shops where I live shutter their buildings every night and then re-open as normal every morning. So, 'shuttering' is not meaningless, it's just of no help or use in this case.
The use of weasel words, cotton-wool phrases and candy statements is widespread (see the quote from the Amazon spokesdroid). Only Cade can tell us if 'shuttering' was his choice of word or Amazon's choice.
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